Ignition

Proper Distributor Installation and potential damage if not done correctly

  • Author: Gerald Snyder
  • Year: 2013
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 58

1957 distributor vacuum advance line connection

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 2012
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 66

Engine starts but won’t continue running

  • Author: CASCO
  • Year: 2012
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 13

Timing a ’55 Distributor

  • Author: Dick Stern
  • Year: 2012
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 50

55/56 modified vacuum advance for later carburetors

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 2011
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 24

Ignition points Electronic

  • Author: Dick Stern
  • Year: 2010
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 62

Ignition Coil – ’56 Bird

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 2010
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 52

56 T’bird ignition coil

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 2010
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 52

Timing Marks

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 2008
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 65

56 T-Bird Vacuum Advance

  • Author: Jim Dinunzio
  • Year: 2008
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 64

Dual Coil Distributor

  • Author: Barry Thomas
  • Year: 2008
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 25

1957 Engine Stalling

  • Author: Don Hyde
  • Year: 2008
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 46

1955 T-Bird Stalling

  • Author: Dick Stern
  • Year: 2007
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 45

Words of Wisdom

  • Author: Trail Bird News
  • Year: 2006
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 27

Question on ’57 T-Bird

  • Author: Jim Dinunzio
  • Year: 2006
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 34

Oil Your Distributor

  • Author: Trail Birds of Southwest Florida
  • Year: 2006
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 28

Importance of Proper Ignition Advance

  • Author: Herb Tinger
  • Year: 2005
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 35

1957 T-Bird

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 2004
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 44

1956 T-Bird -Distributor ID

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 2004
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 42

Distributor Vacuum Advance-1957 ‘D’ Series

  • Author: Steven Legel
  • Year: 2003
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 39

Timing Pointer all years

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 2003
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 48

1957 Distributor Maintenance

  • Author: Steven Legel
  • Year: 2003
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 40

1956 Ignition Problems

  • Author: Pete Shields
  • Year: 2002
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 45

Engine Timing

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 2002
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 44

Authenticity – Sealant & Decals

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 2002
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 50

Distributor Diagnostics

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 2002
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 36

Plug wire loom

  • Author: Pete Shields
  • Year: 2001
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 41

Insulator replacement

  • Author: Pike's Peak EarlyBirds
  • Year: 2001
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 34

Coil resistor

  • Author: Editor
  • Year: 2001
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 34

Checking out spark plug wires

  • Author: Old Cars
  • Year: 2000
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 43

Authenticity – ignition coil

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 2000
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 51

Ignition coil resistor

  • Author: Pete Shields
  • Year: 2000
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 49

Authenticity – Timing cover

  • Author: Gil Baumgartner
  • Year: 1999
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 43

Vacuum advance

  • Author: Steve Frano
  • Year: 1998
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 46

Hard starting

  • Author: Jay Raine
  • Year: 1998
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 37

Starting long-abandoned engines

  • Author: Pete Shields
  • Year: 1997
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 42

Polarity of the coil

  • Author: Steve Frano
  • Year: 1997
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 38

Coil resistor

  • Author: Steve Frano
  • Year: 1996
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 37

Ignitor solid state electronic breakerless ignition system

  • Author: Dick Flynn
  • Year: 1996
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 48

Timing problem

  • Author: Greg Farmer
  • Year: 1995
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 45

Changing spark plugs

  • Author: G. Parker
  • Year: 1994
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 29

Starting problems

  • Author: Bill Brown
  • Year: 1992
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 48

1956 tune-up adjustments

  • Author: Automotive Electric Assoc
  • Year: 1992
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 36

1957 tune-up adjustments

  • Author: Automotive Electric Assoc
  • Year: 1992
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 32

Six-volt gauges functioning on twelve-volt

  • Author: Barry Thomas
  • Year: 1991
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 31

That stubborn spark plug

  • Author: Dave Stegman
  • Year: 1988
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 30

Learning from the pros – electronic ignition

  • Author: Old Cars
  • Year: 1987
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 26

Peak performance from your classic Thunderbird

  • Author: Clarence Johnson
  • Year: 1987
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 27

Hard starting

  • Author: Bob Struth, Jr.
  • Year: 1987
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 38

Batteries and starting engine

  • Author: Bob Struth, Jr.
  • Year: 1987
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 38

Timing mark for the top dead center

  • Author: Barry Thomas
  • Year: 1987
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 31

Read your spark plugs

  • Author: Old Cars
  • Year: 1987
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 17

Spark plug wire installation made easy

  • Author: Martha Lazdins
  • Year: 1985
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 32

The replacement distributor gear

  • Author: Barry Thomas
  • Year: 1983
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 34

Spark plug wire conduit location

  • Author: Dan Deane
  • Year: 1982
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 14

Correct 1955 distributor

  • Author: Dan Deane
  • Year: 1981
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 42

Distributor centrifugal weight springs

  • Author: Don Hyde
  • Year: 1980
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 33

Spark plug & point set numbers for 1957

  • Author: Don Hyde
  • Year: 1980
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 24

Battery options 1957

  • Author: Don Hyde
  • Year: 1979
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 25

Electronic ignition conversion

  • Author: Barry Thomas
  • Year: 1979
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 20

1957 distributor on a 1956

  • Author: Barry Thomas
  • Year: 1979
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 20

Voltage check at I terminal

  • Author: Don Hyde
  • Year: 1978
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 39

Distributor rpm & advance 1955

  • Author: Dan Deane
  • Year: 1977
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 31

Distributor differences

  • Author: Barry Thomas
  • Year: 1977
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 18

Modifying to start in park position

  • Author: Don Hyde
  • Year: 1977
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 32

Distributor 1956

  • Author: Barry Thomas
  • Year: 1977
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 31

Timing for a 1957 dual-quad engine

  • Author: Dan Deane
  • Year: 1975
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 30

Tune-up procedures and specifications

  • Author: Ford Service Letter
  • Year: 1975
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 16

Timing marks on 312 engine

  • Author: Paul Hudgins
  • Year: 1974
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 21

Timing setting 1957

  • Author: Paul Hudgins
  • Year: 1974
  • Issue: May/Jun
  • Page: 12

Distributor rebuild

  • Author: Jerry Schreurs
  • Year: 1974
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 46

Modify start switch for park

  • Author: Bill Osborn
  • Year: 1974
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 28

Ignition coil resistor interference

  • Author: Ford Service Letter
  • Year: 1973
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 36

Neutral switch start in Park

  • Author: Paul Hudgins
  • Year: 1973
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 16

Dwell angle information

  • Author: (no author listed)
  • Year: 1969
  • Issue: Nov/Dec
  • Page: 34

Dual point distributor

  • Author: Paul Hudgins
  • Year: 1969
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 5

Dual-point distributor

  • Author: Paul Hudgins
  • Year: 1969
  • Issue: Sep/Oct
  • Page: 5

Spark plugs

  • Author: Paul Hudgins
  • Year: 1968
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 2

Spark voltage

  • Author: Herb Carrier
  • Year: 1966
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 3

Transistorized ignition

  • Author: Harry Zapolski
  • Year: 1965
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 7

Tune up

  • Author: Harry Zapolski
  • Year: 1965
  • Issue: Mar/Apr
  • Page: 7

Non-suppressor wiring

  • Author: Randy Smith
  • Year: 1964
  • Issue: Jan/Feb
  • Page: 4

Spark plug harness

  • Author: Jim Schmidt
  • Year: 1963
  • Issue: Jul/Aug
  • Page: 5
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